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Thomas Masson Moody

Thomas Masson Moody was born on 2 October 1965; Adelaide, South Australia is a former Australian cricketer and coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team. Today he is the instructor for the IPL team Kings XI Punjab. Skilled at Guildford Grammar School in Perth, where his father was headmaster, he revealed great flair for athletics (predominantly the high jump) and Australian rules football but truly shined at cricket being selected to train with the 1st XI side at just thirteen, and play with them the next year. Ahead leaving school he moved instantaneously into Western Australian First Grade cricket with the Midland Guildford team.

"Long" Tom Moody, so called for his 1.98 metre (six foot six inch) height, began his first class career in the 1985/86 season with Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield and also took part in England with Warwickshire and Worcestershire. Captaining WA and Worcester to various trophies, Moody, an aggressive and fast scoring batsman, scored over 20,000 first class runs and hit 64 centuries; he was also a constructive medium pace bowler. His 1,387 List A runs for Worcestershire in 1991 is a record for the county.


He played eight Test games for Australia between 1989 and 1992, even though he had more success with Australia's one-day team, emerging in three World Cups and two finals - 1987 and 1999 - alongside Steve Waugh. He was even more thriving when he threw a haggis the distance of 230 feet in 1989.

From the time when retirement in 2001, Moody has coached, been an Australian cricketer's diplomat and for numerous years held the post of director of cricket with Worcestershire. In May 2005 he was well thought-out for the post of coach to the Indian national cricket team but lost out to Greg Chappell. Conversely, a few days later he was allotted coach of Sri Lanka. Few days after the 2007 Cricket World Cup, he reconciled from the post of coach of Sri Lankan Cricket Team.

On 14 May 2007, the WACA (Western Australian Cricket Association) proclaimed Moody's rendezvous as manager and head coach of the Western Warriors for the next three years. Trevor Penney, England's fielding coach during the 2005 Ashes series and assistant to Moody in Sri Lanka, will join as assistant coach. Though, after a disappointing stint, Moody broadcasted in March 2010 that he would not inquire about a new agreement after the 2009-2010 seasons. Under Moody, WA skilled for just one final in three seasons, in the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash, in his first period which it lost to Victoria.